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Name: Terri Drain
Since developing and implementing a standards-based curriculum my goal has been to weave assessment into instruction in every lesson. Criteria are developed for the concepts and skills being taught and shared with students so they have a clear vision of the learning target.
Assessment for learning is used so students have several opportunities to obtain feedback about their progress. Students are able to see where they are and know where they are going. With assessment for learning students are engaged in the learning process, motivated, confident, and empowered to take responsibility for their own learning.
The focus of my teaching is to provide high quality learning experiences that meet the social, emotional, and physical needs of all students.
I believe that physical education should provide students with the tools they need for a lifetime of physical activity and good health. I believe that physical education should be a positive experience that allows all students opportunities to experience success and the joy of movement. I believe that physical education is a vital component of a child's overall education.
I am honored and proud to have been selected Southwest District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. This opportunity will allow me to share my skills and knowledge, promote quality physical education, and to be an advocate for the profession.
I have presented at CAHPERD conferences, state Summits, district conferences, and the Cal Poly Elementary Physical Education Workshop. As a California Physical Education Content Standards Workshop Facilitator I also provide workshops throughout the state on how to implement and assess the standards. For three years I have been a teacher leader in the Bay Area Physical Education-Health Project (Bay PE-HP) and have collaborated with other teacher leaders to create and conduct weeklong summer institutes for physical education and health teachers. I am also the Coordinator of the California Physical Education Health Project's National Board Certification Initiative, which is a support and training program for physical education and health teachers seeking National Board Certification in California.
1. Maximizing Student Achievement with Assessment for Learning This presentation will describe assessment for learning and provide several techniques teachers can use to weave assessment into instruction and enhance student learning.
2. Physical Education: Where Amazing Happens Experience what is done at Vintage Hills Elementary in Pleasanton, CA to create a positive, caring, success oriented learning environment based on mutual respect and cooperation.
3. "Let's Get This Party Started" The goal of this session is to provide examples of the standards in action. Participants will learn simple and effective strategies to incorporate standards-based instruction into their programs and Get the Party Started!
2007 California Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year